My Top 3 Favorite Beauty Products

There are pretty much a 1,000,000,001 beauty products out there.  Which ones seem to work best? Every chick seems to have her favorites and a few beauty tricks up her sleeve.  My 3 personal favorites are Petroleum Jelly, Olive Oil and Baking Soda

Petroleum Jelly: Some people have problems when it come to Petroleum Jelly… “its just like wearing anti-freeze” or “its not safe…” Well, I love this stuff.  There has not been any studies, that at least I’m aware of, that have shown that Petroleum Jelly is harmful.  My grandma and great grandma both used Petroleum Jelly.  It was affordable, fixed cracked feet…etc.  My great grandmother used Ponds cold creme to remove her make-up instead of washing her face.  She had beautiful skin for a 96 year old. 

   What I love it for?

  • Petroleum Jelly is great for chapped lips. It’s amazing! I use it as my lip-gloss/moisturizer. 
  • Occasionally for my eye make-up remover.  Some women swear that putting Petroleum Jelly on their eyelashes  every night has thickened and lengthened the hairs. However, this has not been proven. I think it’s worth a try! 
  • Great for excessively dry hands and feet.

Olive Oil: Olive Oil is 100% all natural.  Its derived from olives (go figure).  Olive Oil is chalk full of antioxidants and fatty acids.  Olive Oil has great potential for stimulating healthy skin, nail and hair growth.  Olive Oil can reep benefits taken internally and externally

    What I use it for: 

  • My favorite moisturizer EVER! It keeps my skin glowing and the high amounts of vitamin E helps reduce the appearance of scars. 
  • I use this baby as my daily eye make-up remover.  It works better than Petroleum Jelly. A small bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil costs about the same price as make-up remover at the super market.

Baking Soda: 

    What I use it for: 

  • I love to use baking soda to gently whiten my teeth.  I don’t trust whitening strips.  I’m scared the harsh bleaches would strip my teeth of my lovely enamel. It might take a little longer for the results but the benefits I get is worth the nasty taste and the wait.  
  • A Facial Exfoliate.  I wet the tiny granules and massage it on my face in a circular motion. Baking soda helps prevent certain causes of acne. 

Hope you love them as much as I do 😉

Alyssa

Almay Clear Complexion Concealer (My Favorite Concealer)

My favorite concealer is Almay Clear Complexion Concealer. I like how it conceals my blemishes and dark circles without making me look all caky and fake. I suggest this concealer for you to use too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa

Start Getting Rid of Those Blemishes!

Diet:

The foods you eat affect your skin, well-being and well, pretty much everything in your body. The foods you eat don’t give you breakouts but eating healthy can help prevent them.  Eat a diet that has variety.  You need to balance protein, fats, sugars and carbs. Stay away from foods that come in boxes (aka — pringles, oreos, cheez-its etc). 

Cleansing your face:

  1. Wash your face with a sent-free cleanser. Chances are, the ones with the least amount of ingredients are the best.
  2. Wipe your face with an alcohol-free toner to remove excess dirt.
  3. Exfoliate your skin.  DON’T OVER SCRUB! Most people tend to exfoliate too hard and end up irritating their skin. 
  4. Moisturize your skin. Find a moisturizer best for your skin type
Alyssa

Make Pimple Less Obvious

Pimples can be annoying little things.  They tend to creep up onto our skin at the most inconvenient times too.  However, there are ways to help disguise a pimple. 

The hardest part about discising your pimples is taking care of the redness.  One trick is to take eye-drops (e.g -Visine Tears) that is made for red irritated eyes.  The eye-drop take away the reddness quickly!

Alyssa

Benefits of Honey

Honey is an all natural and healthy sweetener. According to the American Chemical Society and the National Honey Board, honey can be good for you and is full of healthy antioxidants. Also, honey is used for external uses in cosmetics too (make-up, zit treatments, masks, etc.).

Fun things to know about honey

  • it is a perfectly healthy substitute for sugar.
  • helps loose extra pounds. 
  • darker honey is better for you.
  • buckwheat flower honey is richer in antioxidants than honey made from bees.
  • honey is bad for infants but healthy for adults (never give to a 1 year old or younger).
  • honey is a good pre and post exercise supplement (a teaspoon could give you a healthy energy boost).
  • honey is good for your skin.
  • honey is also good for treating ailments.
  • relieves sore throats (good for vocalists).
  • can help freshen breath.

Here are two links to some sites giving more beneficial information regarding honey.

Hopefully this tid-bit of information will help you sweeten up your day. Remember that too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Make sure you take healthy proportions.
Alyssa